Forty-three-year-old North Texas resident Benjamin Todd Stewart, who caused a fatal drunk driving accident in Arlington in 2013, was found guilty of intoxication manslaughter by a jury on September 4, The Brownsville Herald reported.
The Tarrant County jury deliberated over the case for two days in Fort Worth before ruling that Stewart guilty was guilty of one count of failure to stop and render aid and three counts of intoxication manslaughter.
Stewart’s sentencing is to be presided over by Texas District Judge Scott Wisch, who ordered an investigation prior to better inform the sentencing.
Driving while intoxicated is a serious offense in Texas and should not be taken lightly. The effects of an alcohol-related crime like this can affect both your personal and private life, and it is critical to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney as early on in the process as possible. If you find yourself facing a DWI or related charge in Texas, the legal team at Ian Inglis Attorney at Law may advocate for your interests. Call our offices today at (512) 472-1950 to learn more.
A 38-year-old Austin resident was arrested for reportedly driving while intoxicated into his apartment complex as firefighters were dealing with excessive smoke in his unit because of food he left on the stove before leaving for a party, the Austin Daily Herald reported on July 14.
According to Austin Police Chief Brian Krueger, the suspect drove into his apartment complex at the 600 block of Second Street Northwest while firefighters were at his apartment. He nearly drove over the fire hose equipment. Police officials gave the man a breathalyzer test and arrested him for intoxicated driving. Apparently, officers had seen him earlier in the morning in response to complaints about a loud party.
A driving while intoxicated charge is a serious offense in Texas. If you want to discuss the details of your case with a competent and trustworthy defense attorney, seek legal advice from Ian Inglis Attorney at Law by calling his Austin offices today at (512) 472-1950.